Madonna of the Carnation by Leonardo da Vinci Card
Madonna of the Carnation (aka Madonna with Vase or Madonna with Child) (1478-1480) by artist Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). The Madonna of the Carnation is a vintage Renaissance Era fine art religious portrait painting featuring a young Virgin Mary with her Baby Jesus Christ on her lap. Mary is seated and wears precious clothes and jewelery. With her left hand, she is holding a carnation (interpreted as a healing symbol). The faces are put into light while all other objects are darker (the carnation is covered by a shadow). The child is looking up, the mother is looking down — there is no eye contact. The setting of the portrait is a room with two windows on each side of the figures.